Olivier Mével

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Olivier Mével
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Nationality French
Occupation Co-founder of ReaDIYmate
Co-founder of Enero
Co-organizer of IoT Paris Meetups
Co-inventor of Nabaztag

Olivier Mével is a French entrepreneur with an interest in building fun, interactive, web-connected objects.[1] He is the co-inventor of Nabaztag, a Wi-Fi enabled ambient electronic device in the shape of a rabbit and an Internet of Things icon [2]

In 2012, Olivier Mével was named one of 100 French digital influencers [1] and, in 2014, one of 20 French personalities that made an impact on the Internet of Things. [2].


Olivier graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech) [3] and in 1995, he co-founded BaBeL@STaL, one of the first French digital agencies, with Philippe Feinsilber.[3]

In 2000, he was a member of the Kasskooye.com team, a then popular French website that parodied the new economy, under the pseudonym of Igmar Andersen.[4][5]

In 2003, he co-founded Violet with Rafi Haladjian, which created Nabaztag, an interactive and internet-connected object launched in 2005 and the RFID reader Mir:ror.[6] He's listed as inventor on 2 patents related to ambient and connected devices.[7]

In 2009, he co-founded reaDIYmate with Marc Chareyron .[8] The reaDIYmate DIY kits were successfully launched and manufactured in 2012 on Kickstarter.[9] The duo also created TeleSound [10] which, on its preliminary campaign, did not gather sufficient funds for full-scale manufacturing [11] and is currently awaiting future re-launch.

More recently, the Mével/ Chareyron collaboration produced Enero; a design & technology consultancy focusing on the Internet of Things.[12][13]

Mével is a mentor for the hardware accelerator program Haxlr8r [14] and a co-organizer of the Internet of Things Paris Meetups (#iotparis).[15] He is a familiar face on the IoT and Technological Innovation Speaking Circuit including the Lift with Fing Conference. [16]